In 2016, the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA) created a Young Professional position on its Governing Council. In order to support the work of WFPHA broadly and engage students and young professionals (SYPs), at the 2017 General Assembly meeting, members supported the development of a Student and Young Professional Working Group. Please see the Working Group Terms of Reference.
To keep appraised of the WFPHA SYP Working Group activities sign up for the Mailing List click here.
The purpose of the Student and Young Professional (SYP) Working Group is to represent the interests of SYPs within the WFPHA and support and enhance WFPHA work, particularly in reference to issues of their concern. The Working Group will accomplish this by supporting the work of WFPHA, building partnerships with other student/young professional organisations with an interest in public health, and advancing student and young professional issues within public health.
At the 15th World Congress on Public Health in April 2017 in Melbourne, the SYP Working Group held two events:
The first event was a circle discussion on Issues of Relevance to Students and Young Professionals engaging student and young professional attendees from all over the world.

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The second event was a World Leadership Dialogue on the Future of Young Professionals in Public Health.

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To see tweets of the session, click here: Twitter Moment
To watch videos of the presentations see:
Opening Dialogue
Thomas Piggott
Stefan Buttigieg
Manasi Parikh
Discussion on Young Professional Engagement


We are looking for your assistance to connect with National associations that have student/young professional groups, or are interested in developing one. Please take the time to forward this request to your student/young professional members. If they would like to connect with the WFPHA please email the chair of the working group Thomas Piggott () and the vice-chair of the working group Ameera Katar ().
WFPHA SYPS Mailing List Signup form – to be part of the SYPS Group click here
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